Stem Cell Research Volunteers Can Now Be Paid For Eggs

June 26, 2009

New York (ChattahBox) – A new law in medical research will now allow women who donate eggs for stem cell research to be compensated for the time and effort.

The Empire State Stem Cell Board has already caused some controversy among those who are against stem cell research. However, supporters within the project and elsewhere have pointed out that money is already given for women who donate eggs for fertility research, and so this step is not without precedence.

Women can now be given up to $10,000 per donation.

“What we’re doing is making it in some ways more reasonable for women who are interested in donating for research to do so,” Columbia University’s Dr. Robert Klitzman was quoted as saying in the New York Times.

Both religious and bioethics groups have contested the creation of the board, as well as the use of public funds. The greatest worry is that the amount of money offered would bring in poor women who are willing to risk their health (egg harvesting can be potentially dangerous) for the sake of gaining so much money.

No regulations that may be put in place to reduce this risk have been released.


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